Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

We’re working closely with state and local agencies to monitor and respond to the evolving impacts of COVID-19 in our community. San Mateo County is following State regulations. On June 15, the State retired the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and capacity and distancing restrictions were lifted for most businesses and activities. Visit the State's COVID-19 website for the latest information.

We’ll continue to provide local updates and City-specific information as we reopen. Many city services can be accessed remotely by visiting our Online & Remote Services web page.

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  1. New Health Order Requires Masks Indoors, Regardless of Vaccination Status

    Vaccines continue to protect against severe COVID-19 illness, but due to the spread of the Delta variant, local health officers have issued orders requiring people - regardless of vaccination status - to wear masks indoors starting Tuesday, August 3 Additional Info...
  2. Need Help Paying Rent? Update on State Financial Assistance & Eviction Protection

    The State recently extended eviction protections for those who have been unable to pay rent due to COVID-19 until Sept. 30, 2021. Qualifying renters and landlords can now apply for 100% of rent or utilities owed! Application assistance is available too! Read on...
  3. Help & Resources for Those Affected by COVID-19

    San Mateo County has a wide variety of resources and programs to help all residents get through the pandemic. Find easy access to important and updated information on the County's COVID-19 Resources web page or in 53 different languages by calling 2-1-1. Read on...
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Latest Information Regarding City Services

Doing Business with the City Remotely
In an effort to minimize potential exposure to COVID-19 and make interacting with the City easier, we’ve made a number of our services available online. Our Online and Remote Applications and Services page lists a collection of services available online as well as a number of applications that can either be submitted online or completed remotely by printing and faxing or mailing to the appropriate departments.

City Hall is Open
City Hall is currently open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Before coming to City Hall, please make sure you review and understand the Social Distancing Protocols for City Hall Visitors.

Recreation and Libraries
Many City parks and recreation facilities are reopening. Read the Parks and Recreation FAQ for more information. All City library branches are now open to the public with some limitations. Visit our Library FAQ page for more information.

Formal Public Meetings to Continue As-Needed
Due to the State of California’s Declaration of Emergency and health orders, all City Council and Commission meetings will be held remotely. In-person attendance is not an option. The public can attend public meetings and provide comment virtually using the instructions provided on the Public Meeting Portal.